Date: 14th August 2014 at 6:58pm
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Martin Kelly has confirmed he is set to join Crystal Palace, reports Four Four Two.

The 24-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Selhurst Park in recent days, and despite there being no official confirmation from the club, Kelly announced he would be leaving Anfield for London on his Twitter account.

I would like to thank all the managers at LFC for making my wish from the age of seven come true playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he wrote.

“Most of all [I] would like to thank the fans for supporting me since my home debut against Lyon in October 2009 even through injuries always by my side.

“Now to start a new chapter of my football career at Crystal Palace a great club with unbelievable fans excited already for the weekend.”

Kelly came through the Liverpool youth system, and made 33 appearances for the club in total. He started Brendan Rodgers tenure as Reds boss as the number one right back, only to suffer a knee injury against Manchester United that ruled him out for over a year. 

Kelly’s most productive season came during the 2011-12 campaign under Kenny Dalglish, where a headed goal against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup quarter final at Stamford Bridge helped Liverpool on their way to winning the competition.

The arrival of Javier Manquillo from Atletico Madrid and the emergence of Jon Flanagan in the right back positions has left Kelly surplus to requirements at Anfield.


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